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mayor of new york, rudy giuliani. >> i don't know what he was doing in the nevada. if i was president of the united states, i wouldn't be flitting around the west and midwest. i feel pretty offended seeing my president floating around, campaigning while people are suffering. >> your response? >> well, mayor giuliani is running around the country campaigning for mitt romney and popping off. the people in new york and new jersey, they're working with this president and this administration, fema, every day, and our focus needs to be. really, the country has been united. mayor giuliani may be the exception to this. focus on recovery. making sure we stand by those who lost so much and need to recover. this will take a long time. the federal government's doing all they can to partner with state and local officials. we flew power equipment from california to help restore power, getting fuel into the area, and direct assistance to help with food and lodging. this is going to take a while. we're doing everything we can that we stand by the people in the eastern seaboard. >> your predecessor ka
, central california and nevada. some grocery workers are members of unions and are not working. at this particular raley's, grocery workers are not union members. they are being told to cross the picket line and come in or otherwise they are told they will lose their jobs. this camps after intense negotiations with the federal mediators, but contract talks have been in the work for 15 months. they are battling over a proposed wage frees, the eelimination of premium pay for sunday shifts and healthcare benefits. the dispute involves 7,000 union members, 128raley's, knob hill and bell hill stores could be empacketted today. as long as it continues, this is the first strike in raley's 77 year history and here at the raley's store in fremont the striking workers will be passing out flyers encouraging people to shop down the street at safe way and food max. that's the latest from fremont. abc7 news. >> all right. crossing those lines has got to be a difficult decision. thank you. >> in other news this morning, a firefighter is hospitalized after being injured battling a fire that af
shopping at railly's. the stores throughout california and nevada went on strike at 6:00 this morning after talks broke down. abc7 news reporter kyra clapper joins us live from the railly's in fremont with details on the walkout. good morning. >> good morning, carolyn. this is the first walkout in the 77-year history of wailly's. it is over wages and retiree and health benefits facing cuts. they say it must reduce costs to become competitive. the union says it is a contract that erases decades of progress for grocery workers. at 6:00 a.m. three union members started their sunday in solidarity. forming a picket line in fremont because of what they say are unfair labor practices. >> we are starting to get a decent contract for the members. >> reporter: the dispute between railly and the workers union involves about 7,000 union members from grocery workers to meat cutters. 15 months of contract negotiations came to a head overnight and a midnight deadline came and went. >> hopefully this will send a message that you can take a little from people, but you can't take a lot. >> reporter: railly's
in in the states of nevada and colorado. 40% of the vote in iowa. almost 40% of the vote in the state of ohio have already voted right now. the president has been working at this for more than two years. governor romney modeling his ground game on the successful run of president george w. bush in 2004. they say it's bush on steroids. so it's hard to say who has the advantage, but both sides have invested a lot and got a lot out of it. >> secretary of state in ohio say they view the candidates as houseguests as they're eager for them to leave. later this morning george will host the final edition of "this week" before the election. make sure to watch that. and on tuesday night, george, diane sawyer and the entire abc news political team will be at our election headquarters in times square all night long, and it could be a long night with full coverage as the results come in. >> you can feel the excitement leading up to tuesday. >> you can. >> all right. but believe it or not, there are other headlines to tell you about and ron claiborne is here for that. good morning, ron. >> good morning, everyone
at israeli's grocery stores in california and nevada are preparing to walk off the job in about an hour. it's a dispute over wages, healthcare and other benefits. we are joined live from the store in fremont with the details. good morning. >> good morning, carolyn. union grocery workers are expected to walk off the job at 6:00 this morning. this, after contract negotiations broke down overnight. and this actually follows days of contentious negotiation was a federal mediator and just hours after this midnight deadline passed. just five hours ago. both sides say the labor contract was being extended on an hour by hour basis up until that point. raillys offered to extend the contract for three days and return to the bargaining table but union officials with the united food workers union say that was a delaying tactic. the two sides, as karel mentioned, are battling over a proposed wage freeze an elimination of premium pay for sunday shifts and healthcare benefits. dispute involves about 7,000 union members, 128 railly, nob hill and bell hill stores could be impacted. this would be the first s
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